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ASIO Legislation Amendment Bill 2003


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 to strengthen ASIO’s information-gathering powers, in particular by: extending the questioning time under a warrant when interpreters are used; preventing unauthorised overseas travel by persons specified in warrants; clarifying the powers of the prescribed authority to give directions consistent with questioning warrants; and prohibiting, except in specified circumstances, disclosures about investigations or sensitive operational information; and Intelligence Services Act 2001 to ensure that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD reviews these amended provisions rather than the original provisions enacted by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/03  
Second reading moved 27/11/03  
Second reading agreed to 02/12/03  
Third reading agreed to 02/12/03  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/03  
Second reading moved 03/12/03  
Second reading agreed to 03/12/03  
Third reading agreed to 05/12/03  
     
Assent 17/12/03 Act no.: 143 - Year: 2003
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes